Smokey Robinson, left, and Motown founder Berry Gordy posed for photogs at the West Coast premiere of Showtime's Hitsville: The Making of Motown in Los Angeles on Thursday, Aug. 8. Other celebrity guests included Stevie Wonder, Mary Wilson, Thelma Houston, Tank, Evan Ross, and more.

Smokey Robinson posed with his wife, Frances Glandney, and Berry Gordy at the West Coast premiere of Showtime's Hitsville: The Making of Motown in Los Angeles. Smokey has another hit song. The official music video for Anderson .Paak's "Make It Better" ft. Smokey garnered nearly 4 million views on YouTube!

 

Stevie Wonder was accompanied to the premiere by his wife Tomeeka Robyn Bracy. She is the legendary singer's third wife.

(L-R) R&B singer J. Velentine, Ethiopia Habtemariam, President of Motown Records, singer Feather, and singer/songwriter Tank attended the premiere.

Singer/actor Evan Ross represented for his mom, Diana Ross, at the premiere.

Thelma Houston is best known for her No. 1 hit song in 1977, "Don't Leave Me This Way". Thelma is probably tired of people asking her if she's related to Whitney. She is not related to Whitney.

Photos by Sheri Determan/WENN.com

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Smokey forgot to wipe the powder off his forehead

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Why i started singing for the good times for no reasons??? i love the motown era. Not dianaonce and the supremechild but everything else.

  • Ni Ni

    I though Stevie was Master P ?; his wife looks distraught. Evan looked like Chico Debarge for a minute there. Anywhoo, it's good to see Berry, Mary and everyone looking nice and healthy.

  • KarmaBackAround

    They didnt blend smokeys foundation on his forehead ??????...love me some motown era.. i love me some otis redding lawddd

  • thrift.store.jungle

    no motown legend jLo there to serenade the crowd with all the classic hits?

  • KarmaBackAround

    Bihhhhhh i jus HOLLERED ???? NOT master p ghetto d!

  • KarmaBackAround
  • thrift.store.jungle

    lol! this gif is everything ?

  • WhoKnew

    I'm just glad Evan Ross ain't showing his tiddies again.

    All the "old schoolers" look good.

  • KarmaBackAround

    I was WAITIN on someone to come with the j.lo comment lmao Thank you!!! Her ass is not in sight lol

  • KarmaBackAround

    T.i lil brother weird as hell now

  • iWasteTime

    Smokey and Frances look alike.
    Stevie looks goodt in his designer treads

  • Coy little wink

    Tank got his titties out in that see thru blouse huh ?

    Did Stevie lose the dreads???

    Thelma looks goodt

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Lol I scrolled back up to see Tank's shirt and just started crying lol

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • sjames

    I SCROLLED BACK UP LIKE WHERE IS STEVIE WONDER?!?!?!? AM I GOING BLIND?!?!?! LMFAO

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Lol this is true. I'm surprised everyone actually looks good.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • sjames

    Make It Better is one of my fav songs on the Ventura album!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Exactly and I think Stevie got rid of the dreads ... I don't see em ..... unless they tucked https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/04efdbc6b74b9549d1db353e9190ec5a13494574213d5b46974b91ef58558580.gif

  • Coy little wink

    A hot mess that one

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Chile I hope he did. Those things were hanging on for dear life.

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    "I though Stevie was Master P"

    Lol I did too.

  • Ni Ni

    Stevie done went gangsta on us??

  • Jen_no_juice

    Right! I lost track and was like ? "Is this Tank nipple"?

  • WhoKnew

    Got milk?

  • WhoKnew

    Yerp.

  • Coy little wink

    He does look like he is saying uhhhhh

  • Seldomseen

    Smokey baby what is you doing! Did you let Stevie Wonder/Master P do your makeup?

  • Bree

    Smokey Robinson has always been Sugar Daddy but a man wearing make up, I'll pass.

  • TheWildChild

    Smokey is always casket ?? clean.

  • Chhzz

    Smokey and his wife have the same makeup look

  • xxxgracious

    Hey Evan??... I loved him since he was Ant in ATL lol. ??

  • MsPam

    A lot is going on in this pictures, Smokey is starting to look old, Berry’s teeth need some toothpaste. Smokey’s wife looks likes Dr. Spock, Thelma Houston looks great. Evan Ross why are famous?! Ms.Sandra why am I seeing Kim Kardashian’s ad for her make up products?!

  • MsPam

    You’re right he looks like he should be in a casket. ????

  • Ni Ni

    Lol

  • time

    Thank you! I could never wrap my mind around what was it about Smokie that was "off" ...lol... " casket ready"... Eureka!

  • CookieMobster

    I guess it's good Steebie can't see his new wife... Or naw?

  • CookieMobster
  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Kim supports the blog. She knows we love her. ??

  • KcoolMuziq

    Anderson Pakk (Whom I saw live) blew me COMPLETELY away. He is one of the rare artist that can play the drums( among other instruments keyboards and guitar) and sing at the same time ala Sheila E. (whom I just saw live a couple of weeks ago and is carrying Prince's(r.i.p.) legacy very well.

    Too whom it may concern: Evan Ross has inherited his mother's gift of singing,acting and entertaining & is quite the triple threat.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    lololol this meme chile !!!!

  • Lovechild

    Motown????????????

  • Lovechild

    That’s cold.

  • Logan Roberts

    The older generation looks good & healthy. But Smokey has on too much Fenty.

  • Dahl

    Thelma looks like she’s wearing a loaded onsie. I like Bianca, but wish she’d have blended her weave better. Looks like Smokey and his wife have the same surgeon...

  • Li-Wright

    Smokey is finally finally showing age. He has probably had so much work done on his face, but I saw those gray hairs!

    (L-R) R&B singer J. Velentine, Ethiopia Habtemariam, President of
    Motown Records, singer Feather, and singer/songwriter Tank attended the premiere.

    ^^ Who are these people????

  • Li-Wright

    But Thelma can work that stage baby.

  • Li-Wright

    I swear that Quincy, Berry and Clive are going to same Swiss doctor who injects people with sheep cells. :)

  • Li-Wright

    Yeh, but what has Evan done lately?

  • Dahl

    That’s true!

  • KcoolMuziq

    Evan just did a reality show with his wife Ashley Simpson. They also released their debut duet
    single, called "I Do" on September 7, 2018. The couple are expected to release a full-length album also.

    All that besides co-starring regularly on the just cancelled Lee Daniels Show ‘Star’

  • Alextra Ballard

    ????a onesie that is soiled....that’s the reason why it’s hangin sew low

  • Alextra Ballard

    Smokey needs to leave Miss Clariol jet black hair dye alone

  • Li-Wright

    ^^ In other words, NOT MUCH! ;)

  • CookieMobster

    Make em say UUUHH NA NA NA NAAAAA

  • Khaliah

    I must've missed Smokey in the video

  • Lovechild

    You know they do.
    I have much respect for the legends of Motown they changed history good for Black people.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Lol. Smokey is singing the chorus.

  • Khaliah

    Oh, OK I thought he would be in the video. Musta read it wrong.

  • KcoolMuziq

    ?

  • Harley

    Can’t stand tanks short arse he is such an attention slore

  • Harley

    Fenty ??

  • Harley

    Living his best life with his pink face wife

  • Harley

    Can’t stand that broad or her narcissistic family

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Love the Paark song, “Make It Better!” I miss bouncy, happy, and melodic R&B!

    I never get tire of hearing about The Motown Story, esp. given the gridlock black music is in today!

    Berry Gordy was a VISIONARY! Not only music, but film, along with presenting some of the greatest musical artists of all time, many from the projects, but groomed them, and together they changed music!

  • JazzyBossyJen
  • Karen Brady

    ?????????????????????????????????

  • Karen Brady

    ??

  • Karen Brady

    We do not love her Sandra. You may but we do not.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Gosssh.....Burry Gordy looks goodT

  • Alextra Ballard

    ? yew wrong for that

  • HelloToni

    Smokey and his wife have the same hair stylist.

  • Yetunde

    It looks like the video was shot over here in the UK.